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Gangstagrass Blew The Roof Off Hill Country BBQ!

Anyone who has been reading this website for long enough knows my love of Gangstagrass, the only hip-hop bluegrass band around (I think)! I had not seen them in a long time, so I traveled to New York to see them at Hill Country BBQ.

Gangstagrass

This was a special show because they were joined by a number of other musicians who added even more depth to the music than is always there.

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Who Had More Fun, The Band Or The Audience?

I am not sure I can say it was not the band who had more fun at the Glorietta show at Brighton Music Hall this week. Many of you may not be aware of this collaboration, which was in the middle of its one-and-done tour, but they are a group of friends who happen to be extraordinarily talented musicians who decided to tour together for a short while. Oh, and release an album too.

Glorietta

Glorietta

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Rebirth Brass Band Brought Da N’awlins Funk To South Florida

There will never be a time when I will tire of hearing some great music that’s steeped in New Orleans tradition, so I was excited for Rebirth Brass Band to perform at The Kelsey Theater which is so close to my home!

Rebirth Brass Band

What an excellent show at this undiscovered gem of a venue!

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Amy Helm Rocked Kai’s Music Garden!

Amy Helm is one of my very favorite musicians, so I was thrilled when she announced a show at Kai’s Music Garden which is only a half hour drive for me. I was probably the first person to buy a ticket!

Amy Helm

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First Show At An Amazing New Venue!

There is a venue near me, Kai’s Music Garden, that opened on March 9th; I was lucky enough to be at the first show which featured TR3 (Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews’ guitarist).

Tim Reynolds

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So Much Talent On This Stage

I did not know what to expect from Victor Wooten and Sinbad‘s Fun ‘N Funk Xplosion Tour’s stop at the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center for the Arts, but at the least I knew I would experience an evening of great music. Victor is one of my favorite musicians to see live and I have seen him in many iterations, both with his own band and with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. This show was something completely original.

Victor Wooten

First of all, who knew that Sinbad is an accomplished musician? I certainly did not… I am familiar with him as a comedian, but he played percussion, saxophone and trombone, as well as sang!

Sinbad

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The Oh Hellos Delivered A High-Intensity Show – As Always!

Ever since the first time I saw The Oh Hellos at Newport Folk Festival, I try to see them whenever they are in town (wherever my current town may be), so I was delighted when they announced a show at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale!

The Oh Hellos

I was even more delighted when a band to whom they introduced me several years ago in Boston, Family and Friends, was announced as the opener!

Family and Friends

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Storytelling At Its Finest

Martin Sexton‘s recent show at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square may not have been his best attended show, but what was lacking in numbers was more than made up for by the enthusiasm of the audience!

Martin Sexton

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We Were Taken To The River And Beyond

There is so much history in the Memphis music scene, and three of the elder statesmen of that scene headlined a stupendous show titled Take Me to the River at the Parker Playhouse over the past weekend.

These three gentlemen – William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Don Bryant – are 78, 84, and 75 years of age, respectively, but none of them show any signs of slowing. We were in the presence of music royalty and we knew it. And we appreciated it!

William Bell

Bobby Rush

Don Bryant

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Storytelling And Songs Presented By A Master

Everybody knows at least one of Jimmy Webb‘s songs even though they may not know his name. That was not the case with the full audience at Crest Theatre at Old School Square where everyone did know his name.

Jimmy Webb

We were rewarded with a great evening of both stories and songs, mostly from his earlier days as a songwriter.

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